Grades

    Re: Possible Move
    Beth

    Thank you for the information on the D.C. area! I come from an
    area where we have the four seasons, or something similar and
    would like to keep that. I don't want to live in a big city,
    but am also looking to find someone and start a family so
    having a fairly good sized city would be great. Also, we don't
    have much diversity in my home state. So I would like an area
    that has more diversity simply so that I can become a more
    rounded individual. I don't have an early childhood endorsement
    but have taught Kindergarten the last three years and would
    like to stay within the K-2 possibly 3rd grade area. Again,
    thank you for taking the time to answer me!

    On 2/16/16, Flacka wrote:
    > It sounds like you have given this some thought and are
    > ready to try something new. We just retired and went
    > through a similar process only we didn't need to worry about
    > jobs.
    >
    > If you are open to going anywhere, what part of the country
    > would you like to call home? Do you want to be within
    > driving distance of your family or are you OK with flying
    > home to see them for the holidays? Do you want to be in or
    > near a city, small town, or "out in the country"? How much
    > does the climate play into your decision? Do you have
    > friends or family that you would like to be near?
    >
    > There are many areas of the country where teaching jobs are
    > hard to come by and other places where they have a
    > shortage of teachers. I live near Washington DC and it's an
    > area that is growing and transient because of the military,
    so
    > there are lots of teaching and no- teaching jobs. Most
    > everyone is from someplace else originally and there are 3
    > airports. On the other hand, it's expensive to live here and
    > the traffic is some of the worst in the country. The winters
    > are milder than the Dakotas and when it snows or is icy,
    > everything pretty much shuts down (like today).
    >
    > DC has a mix of public, private, and a lot of charter
    schools.
    > They struggle with the issues of a large urban population,
    > Maryland is a CCSS state and Virginia is not. Virginia is, in
    > general less expensive to live and where many young people
    > live. The school divisions (districts) cover the whole county
    > as there are few cities in Virginia.
    >
    > Good luck with your decision!
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > On 2/15/16, Beth wrote:
    >> Hello All,
    >> I have lived in the state of South Dakota all my life,
    >> and when I graduated from college I was hired in my
    >> hometown. I told myself after three years I would be brave
    >> and move. However, I am at a crossroads and where to
    > go. I
    >> know that my window is closing as far as applying;
    > however,
    >> I don't just want to throw applications out like they are
    >> dandelion seeds. If you are able to share any thoughts or
    >> suggestions on your states and districts, it would greatly
    >> be appreciated. Thank you!